Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng confirms Taman Manggis land is still owned by KLIDC.
KUALA LUMPUR: Lim Guan Eng is confused how Barisan Nasional (BN) Strategic Communications Director Abdul Rahman Dahlan has got hold of the Taman Manggis land deal agreement when even he, as Penang’s chief minister, does not possess the documents.
Previously, Abdul Rahman, who is also urban wellbeing, housing and local government minister, alleged he was in possession of proof that the Kuala Lumpur International Dental Centre (KLIDC) wanted to sell the land to a third party.
“I cannot say that he knows of documents I know nothing about, because the state government is not aware of the documents that are in the hands of Rahman Dahlan.
“I am tired of having to repeat myself,” he said at a press conference in Parliament, here, today.
However, the Bagan parliamentarian refused to comment on the possibility that the sale was being made without his knowledge.
“I don’t know,” he replied briefly.
Commenting further, Lim deemed Abdul Rahman’s claim as recycled slander as he had explained the matter earlier.
“I feel his accusation is untrue and false. Don’t let it be that one day he is known as the ‘slander minister’.
“This morning, he repeated an earlier accusation that KLIDC sold the land to another company.
“This is not a new story, but just like refrying spoilt rice. I have answered this before,” Lim said.
Meanwhile, the CM confirmed he had checked and until today the land in Taman Manggis was still owned by KLIDC, which obtained it under an open tender by the state government.
“After he made the accusation, I checked again, even though I have checked it before. KLIDC still owns the land,” Lim confirmed.